February 20, 2015 - Smith County is combining forces with other jurisdictions across Texas to participate in the largest, joint warrant round up effort in March.
Residents with outstanding court costs and fines where a warrant has been issued has until Friday, March 6, 2015, to pay.
On March 7, officers will begin visiting homes, neighborhoods, and places of employment to arrest anyone who has not settled their debt with the County.
More than 4,000 bright-pink notices were mailed out to individuals with active warrants for delinquent fees in Smith County. Individuals who come to the Judicial Compliance Department and pay their debt in full before March 6, will not be arrested.
Smith County officials are encouraging defendants to take advantage of the options available to settle outstanding warrants immediately. No amnesty is being offered in conjunction with the Round-Up effort.
Once the arrest period begins March 7, officers will aggressively target persons on the warrant list. Arrests can occur at any location, including the defendant’s home, school, or workplace.
In the last two years, Smith County closed more than 500 cases and collected over $170,000 in delinquent court fees during the Great Texas Warrant Round-Up.
For more information about warrants or citations, visit the Smith County website at www.smith-county.com or contact the Smith County Judicial Compliance Department at 903-590-4624.